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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 19: (L-R) Michelle Fairley, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Kit Haringston, George R.R. Martin, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Heady, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss pose for a portrait at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Presents An Evening With "Game of Thrones" at the TCL Chinese Theater on March 19, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Brian Dowling/Invision for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences/AP Images)

Obama gets advance copies of 'Game of Thrones'

Shortly after the news spread that President Obama requested advance copies of HBO's "Game of Thrones," headlines everywhere speculated if the main man in charge would get his wish. Published March 11, 2014

**FILE** Passengers from the disabled Carnival Triumph cruise ship arrive by bus at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. The ship had been idled for nearly a week in the Gulf of Mexico following an engine-room fire. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Carnival Triumph passengers seeking $5,000 a month for life

A group of passengers are demanding Carnival cruise lines pay them $5,000 a month for the rest of their lives after an engine fire aboard the ill-fated Triumph in February 2013 caused the ship to lose power and drift at sea for five days. Published March 11, 2014

**FILE** Minnesota Republican Rep. Pat Garofalo is seen here May 3, 2013, at the State Capitol in St. Paul. (Associated Press/Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Glen Stubbe)

GOP lawmaker faces fire for NBA crime tweet

Minnesota House Rep. Pat Garofalo is facing criticism for an allegedly racist tweet in which he pointed out the crime rate among NBA players. Published March 10, 2014